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Hardy Chicago Fig Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

Embrace the robust Hardy Chicago Fig Tree, coveted for its sweet, rich figs and remarkable cold tolerance. Order online now for a lush addition to your garden.

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Cold Hardy (10°)-(5°)
Growing Zone 6A - 8B
Pollinator Self Fertile
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Product Description

Hardy Chicago Fig: Embrace the Rustic Charm

About the Fruit

Indulge in the rich, sweet flavors of the Hardy Chicago Fig, a true gem among fruit connoisseurs. This exquisite variety delivers a decadent taste experience with its succulent and aromatic purple-skinned fruits. Inside, the luscious amber flesh is packed with a complex bouquet of flavors, reminiscent of the sun-drenched Mediterranean regions where figs are celebrated. Perfect for fresh eating, jams, and baking, the Hardy Chicago Fig is a versatile delight in any kitchen.

What to Know About the Tree

The Hardy Chicago Fig tree is a robust grower known for its resilience in colder climates. As a deciduous tree, it sheds its leaves in winter, revealing a graceful, branching silhouette that adds architectural interest to any garden. This cultivar features large, lobed leaves that create a dense canopy during the growing season, offering a lush, tropical feel. The tree’s compact nature allows it to thrive in containers or small garden spaces, making it an excellent choice for urban gardens and patios.

Harvest Season

The Hardy Chicago Fig tree heralds its harvest season in the late summer to early fall. As the days grow shorter, the branches are adorned with plump figs, ready to be plucked and savored. This bountiful period is not only a celebration of the tree’s generous yield but also a signal to enjoy and preserve the flavors of the season.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Incorporate the Hardy Chicago Fig tree into your fruitscape™ and watch it transform your outdoor space into an enchanting edible paradise. Its bold foliage and delectable fruits provide a dual purpose of beauty and productivity. Imagine lounging under its leafy canopy on warm days, the air sweetened by the fragrance of ripening figs. The Hardy Chicago Fig is more than a tree; it’s a centerpiece for a living, breathing fruitscape™ that nourishes both body and soul.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, we guarantee a Hardy Chicago Fig tree delivered 100% in pot, with the care and attention as if you were selecting it in person. Our superior packaging ensures your tree arrives in excellent condition, while our easy shipping process brings the nursery experience to your doorstep. As a family-owned, nationally renowned nursery, we offer the confidence and warmth of a trusted local shop. Choose the Hardy Chicago Fig tree for an unrivaled addition to your fruitscape™, and join the ranks of our many satisfied customers who understand the joy of growing their own exotic plants.

Cold Hardy(10°)-(5°)
Container PlantNo
GraftedNo, on its own root system
Growing Zone6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B
Mature Height12-15 FT
Mature Width8-10 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Spacing8-10 FT
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Fig Trees

Embrace the joy of Fruitscaping™ with our Fig Trees. Among the simplest and most rewarding fruiting plants to grow, figs are an excellent addition to any organic garden. Their inherent disease resistance and few pest issues can be managed easily without the need for harsh chemicals, ensuring a bountiful, eco-friendly harvest.

Our Fig trees exhibit a diverse palette of flavors, textures, and ripening seasons. Some varieties possess thin skins with succulent centers evoking the flavor of rich maple syrup – a delight when savored fresh from the tree. Other varieties offer a naturally sweet texture, perfect for drying or turning into delectable preserves.

With their compact growth habit, fig trees are perfect for integrating into the shrubbery border, adding an attractive contrast with their broad, deeply lobed leaves. Consider pairing these distinctive trees with the elegant pomegranate and the fine-textured blueberry bushes for a stunning visual mix. Complement this arrangement with a lush undergrowth of strawberries, creating a cycle of blooming flowers, ripening fruit, and vibrant fall colors.

The young fig tree’s smooth, flexible trunk lends itself to creative gardening techniques. Train it into an espalier for a living wall, or twist it into a striking specimen tree. If you’re dealing with limited space, lay the trunk flat against the ground, and watch as the vertical shoots transform into a natural, green hedge.

Fig trees are also well-suited to container gardening. The root restriction of a pot often encourages the tree to produce even more prolific crops. So, if you’re an urban gardener or short on garden space, our fig trees will prove a perfect fit.

Embrace the ease and joy of Fruitscaping™ with Fig Trees. Enjoy the journey from planting and care to the sweet reward of your homegrown figs.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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